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Ptarmigan lodge has been designed in the style of a North American ski lodge and enjoys relaxing views across the river to the ancient Abernethy Forests in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The nearby Cairngorms are home to the elusive Ptarmigan, a rare mountain dwelling bird, after which the lodge is named. The outside Hot Tub allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet of the forest and listen to the river. Ptarmigan Lodge is close to the Cairngorm Ski Centre so we can be on the slopes early to catch the best skiing as well as a warming hot chocolate at the restaurant! Unfortunately this property does not accept stag/hen groups or party groups.
The owner is happy for up to 3 very well behaved dogs to stay at the property, however a small charge will apply, please contact us if you would like your furry friend(s) to join you. Sorry, no other pets permitted.
Please note there is a refundable damage deposit of £300 required for bookings at this property, we will request payment 7 days prior to your holiday.
Two double rooms with king sized beds
One room with twin (single) beds
One room with a bunk bed
As you walk into the property you enter a spacious living room and kitchen area, the bedroom feed off this area and access to the hot tub is through the main house bathroom allowing for easy showering before use.
At the rear of the property there is an outdoor dining area, hot tub and garden, which slopes down to the river at the bottom (beyond a gate). At the front you will find plenty of space for a few cars.
Although the main part of the lodge is all on one level there is a step into the property and steps down into the garden.
There is parking at the property for several cars, the only thing we ask is if you are unable to use the driveway you don't block any other residents in.
Ptarmigan Lodge is in the small village of Nethy Bridge where you will find a Spar village store and hotel. The village is within easy distance of Aviemore and is in the heart of the Cairngorm national park.
The Cairngorm National Park is a wonderful, scenic area where you can enjoy outdoor life to the full. In the winter you have a couple of ski area available and there are plenty of mountains to tackle all year around. For the younger members of the family there is the Highland Wildlife Park and the Loch Garten Nature Reserve, or they can try their hand at Go Ape.
Fantastic lodge with a river flowing below the spacious garden. Highly recommend for a family gathering. So much space and well designed layout. It had everything you could need. Even bathrobes when using the hot tub.
- 30 May 2022
Lots of space,comfy beds and large kitchen. Access to the garden and the river worked great for us. We would recommend the Ptarmingam Lodge
- 27 Apr 2022
Was a great weekend away, the lodge had everything that was needed. Even though it was in a residential area, it felt that it was secluded. Would definitely return again.
- 01 Mar 2022
Thank you for our stay. We all enjoyed it, the hot tub was great, fire was easy to use. Loads of room for a big group. Just wish we went in nicer weather to enjoy outside more
- 03 Feb 2022
We had a great stay here in feb 2022. Very clean, spacious and homely. Would highly recommend!
- 01 Feb 2022
Public: Wonderful home in a beautiful location. Hot tub under the stars was a fantastic addition and the log burner with a glass of wine and a good book was the perfect relaxing getaway!
Private: “Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Really beautiful home in a beautiful location. Would only suggest that check out was a little later as it was a wee bit of a rush in the morning!”
- 25 Jan 2022
Lovely spacious accommodation, lovely views at the back of the property. Facilities very good.
Photos are a little misleading, didn't realise the property is on a residential street, thought it was more rural.
- 14 Jan 2022
Excellent spot for large families in such a beautiful location. The hosts were brilliant in communication and had great recommendations. The house is amazing and our stay was absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much!
Thanks so much. The kids loved the place and had so much fun in Scotland. I couldn’t join them unfortunately but got plenty of video calls and photos so it felt like I was there 😊
- 05 Jan 2022
What a wonderful pre Xmas family get together. Cannot recommend this place enough. The entire house was beautifully decorated for Xmas. Great location for getting out to plenty of attractions for the kids and adults alike. Lots of amenities in the kitchen for cooking for a crowd. House was cosy and welcoming. Dunpark responded to all my enquiries within minutes and were very flexible with adding guests and did their best to meet all our requests. The hot tub wasn’t working the first night so someone came out to fix it first thing in the morning. We had a perfect winter holiday here and would love to return in the summer.
- 21 Dec 2021
The lodge was exactly as advertised. Beautiful lodge in a fantastic location over looking the river. The main living area with ceiling to floor windows and log fire make it feel special. We arrived in snow, the lodge was very warm and welcoming. The hot tub was hot and ready to use at any time. Kitchen fully equipped so handy for making meals. We had requested a high chair and upon realising this was not out this was rectified within the hour- very fast and helpful communication from dunpark and host. We would highly recommend this lodge for families and we would love to stay again some time.
“We had a lovely time staying at your lodge- it felt like a home. The gowns came in very handy for hot tub use in the snow!”
- 01 Dec 2021
Great location and wonderful place to relax and unwind.
- 25 Oct 2021
Lovely location and great space
- 13 Sep 2021
Amazing house in an incredible location, the river is just below and village is great.
- 25 Jul 2021
Lovely homely house with a beautiful aspect. I would definitely return to this property. Airbnb Guest.
- 19 Jul 2021
What a great place! Built with love and it exudes it with every pore. A wonderful base for some great hikes and a refreshing stream to bathe our tired feet in afterwards. We had a great stay and will be coming back.
- 12 Jun 2021
Great stylish space, location and value!
- 11 Mar 2021
great location and plenty of rooms to spread out
- 16 Dec 2020
We really enjoyed our stay. It was warm, the beds were comfortable and the hot tub was a real treat. Thank you for a great holiday.
- 31 Oct 2020
We loved the lodge and the hot tub also. We all had plenty of room in the lodge and there is a brilliant view from the hot tub. The chippy on the Monday was also amazing. Me and my dad played nine holes of golf at the Abernethy Golf Club and loved it. We would all love to come back here.
- 24 Oct 2020
Couldn't take our planned holiday due to the global Cov-id pandemic. Booked to come here - loved it so much we extended our stay!
Loved every moment - a sanctuary - and discovered new parts of Scotland.
Thank you so much.
- 08 Oct 2020
Lovely family get away. Great location within the Highlands.
House is amazing and has everything needed. Wouldn't hesitate to come back.
- 07 Sep 2020